A Registered EKG Specialist (RES) belongs to the category of cardiovascular technicians, who are health-care professionals that conduct tests of the cardiovascular system in order to identify electrical conduction rhythms. A RES must be an expert in different EKG/ECG machines as well as the basic understanding of arrhythmia interpretation, telemetry, non-invasive stress testing ,and recognition of MI (myocardial infarction). They must also hold a current active basic life support and automated external defibrillation(AED) by the American Heart Association. EKG/ECG scope of practice is not well defined state by state.
Telemetry work usually deals with patients that are at high risk for complications, require constant monitoring and are in (or just out of) the ICU. By obtaining a ‘Cardiac Arrhythmia/Telemetry Specialist’ certification, you will be able to recognize dangerous trends in patients’ vitals through examining changes in heart rate, blood pressure and more on the special telemetric equipment.